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Error 7 xp reboot

I finally got it to reboot and as it went thru windows setup it stopped due to error 7 i tried again and it stopped code 5 cannot boot from cd

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  • radonna Dec 21, 2008

    i read that, thanks.  it is the official xp cd.  i cleaned it etc.  i don't know how to change drives.  i have the othere cd drive below?  maybe a new computer is the way i should go


  • radonna Dec 21, 2008

    disk ran now itsays i don't have any drivers???


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That's strange because that is how you install xp, from the operating system disk, maybe it is a bad disk, let me look up those errors, http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/620187-solved-cannot-boot-cd-code.html
check this out it's the same as you describe

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